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manhunt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmanhuntman‧hunt /ˈmænhʌnt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SCCan organized search for someone who might have committed a crime or a prisoner who has escaped 🔊 Police have launched a nationwide manhunt.
Examples from the Corpus
manhuntClark was named by police as they launched a manhunt following the bloodbath in the market town of Melksham, Wilts.This information helped the police catch the three culprits after one of the biggest manhunts in the history of California.After an international manhunt, Frankel was found living in a Hamburg hotel under an assumed name in September 1999.Seale, 45, who was arrested after a massive manhunt, yesterday admitted extortion, conspiracy, and possessing weapons.Then more Chelsea players joined in the manhunt for Simpson.By Monday evening, authorities in Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma had joined the manhunt.It stars John Malkovich and Gary Sinise as two itinerant workers who become the object of a vicious manhunt.launched ... manhuntThe military said it had launched a big manhunt for army coup leaders who escaped when their men surrendered.Detectives have launched a massive manhunt and are anxious to speak to her on-off boyfriend David Ashworth.Clark was named by police as they launched a manhunt following the bloodbath in the market town of Melksham, Wilts.
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